Ex-United star baffled at striker’s transfer fee.
Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville admits he cannot understand why his old club allowed Danny Welbeck to join Arsenal for so cheap, according to talkSPORT.
The 23-year-old, who netted twice for England in their win over Switzerland this week, moved to the Gunners in a £16m deal on transfer deadline day, becoming their fifth signing of the summer.
He was also one of many players cleared out by United manager Louis van Gaal, and Neville believes it was a strange decision by the Dutchman to allow such a quality player to leave to a rival for such a low fee.
“After all the prices I’ve seen paid this summer and, obviously I’ve been working with him the last week, I’m thinking how is it just £16million?” Neville said.
“There’s been right-backs and left-backs galore who have been bought for £15million this summer. How have they got him for £16million?
“I can’t work it out to this day, it’s a strange one. It really does feel strange that it’s a centre forward and actually it’s helped out a competitor, someone who will be vying for those third and four places with United this season.”